DOD 2024

DOD 2024 – International Workshop on Dynamics of Disasters:
Hybrid Threats

to be held in the conjunction with the 19th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security

July 30 – August 01, 2024

Disasters occur when hazards – both natural as well as man-made – and their corresponding risks can no longer be properly contained, leading to serious detrimental consequences in terms of loss of life, financial repercussions or devastation to infrastructure and the environment. In recent years, the rising number of disasters occurring all over the world, even affecting or threatening regions where in the past certain hazards were not so prominent, have painfully revealed that disaster preparedness as well as disaster management are not always up to par to the challenges posed by various kinds of disasters. The COVID-19 pandemic has been an especially hard test by reality for many aspects of disaster preparedness as well as operational disaster management policies, and it still impacts our lives today and will continue to do so for some time in the future. From the perspective of today, the world-wide spread and the multitude of resulting different (local and global) implications during the COVID-19 pandemic highlight the importance to consider the dynamic evolvement of a disaster, which is exactly what the DOD-series has been focused on in the past and will also be focused on in its edition in 2024.
Moreover, DOD 2024 will broaden its scope and put forward the specialized theme of hybrid threats, thereby paying particular attention to new and emerging threats due to the ever growing integration as well as increasing coupling between the cyber- and physical domain. Such new and emerging threats reach farther than cyber-physical systems, which – so far – have been the prime examples for novel attacks and consequences, which can arise from both the cyber- as well as the physical domain. The impact of hybrid threats on our modern societies is profound and only increases the challenges pertaining to disaster risk, disaster management organizations and first responders.

We call for (extended) abstracts and/or papers dealing with all aspects related to the dynamics of disasters, and – in particular – encourage submissions dealing with hybrid threats. We would also like to highlight that we encourage submissions addressing challenges relating to the interdisciplinary character of disaster response and disaster management.

We will organize a call for extended versions of papers presented at DOD2024 to be included in dedicated post-proceedings of DOD 2024 published by Springer, similar to previous editions of the DOD-series:

We are very much looking forward to hosting DOD 2024, which will be co-located with the 19th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES) and welcoming you to Vienna!

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

All aspects relating to the dynamics of disasters including

mathematical and statistical modeling

data analytics
emergency and disaster management
hybrid threats as new and emerging hazards to society

Important Dates

Submission Deadline March 31, 2024
Author Notification May 29, 2024
Post-Proceedings tba
 Conference July 30 – August 1, 2024

Submission Guidelines

The volume will be published under the book series Springer Optimization and Its Applications. The submissions should be prepared according to the guidelines given (SOIA latex templates):

Workshop Chairs

Dimitris Simos
General Chair
SBA Research, Austria

Bernhard Garn
PC co-Chair
SBA Research, Austria

Stefan Pickl
PC co-Chair
Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany

Panos Pardalos
Steering Committee Chair of DOD
University of Florida, USA

Ilias S. Kotsireas
Proceedings Chair
Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada

Izem Chaloupka
Publicity Chair
SBA Research, Austria

Program Committee (tbc)

Irène Abi-Zeid, Université Laval, Canada
Fuad Aleskerov, Higher School of Economics, Russia
Ashwin Arulselvan, University of Strathclyde, UK
Vladimir Boginski, University of Central Florida, USA
Sergiy Butenko, Texas A&M University, USA
Edward Byers, IIASA, Austria
Marco Carvalho, Florida Institute of Technology, USA
Altannar Chinchuluun, National University of Mongolia, Mongolia
Patrizia Daniele, Università di Catania, Italy
Mario Guarracino, ICAR-CNR, Italy
Jimmy Huang, York University, Canada
Joo-Young Jung, International Christian University, Japan
Athanasia Karakitsiou, International Hellenic University, Greece
Stavros Katsios, Ionian University, Greece
Evangelos Kranakis, Carleton University, Canada
Lina Mallozzi, Università degli studi di Napoli “Federico II”, Italy
Evangelos Mitsakis, Hellenic Institute of Transport – CERTH, Grecce
Anna Nagurney, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
Stefan Rass, Linz Institute of Technology, Austria
Steffen Rebennack, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Nickolas Sapidis, University of Western Macedonia, Greece
Xing Tan, Lakehead University, Canada
Chrysafis Vogiatzis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Tina Wakolbinger, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Jose Walteros, University at Buffalo, USA
Francesco Zirilli, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy


Registration opens May 03, 2024.

Ticket Categories and Prices for DOD 2024

The registration includes

coffee breaks and lunch on all conference days


includes all DOD sessions and all social events
€ 550
Early-Bird DOD & ARES (July 30 – August 01) until June 14, 2024
includes all DOD, ARES-, and EU Projects Symposium sessions and all social events
€ 666,9
DOD & ARES (July 30 – August 01) starts June 15, 2024
includes all DOD, ARES-, and EU Projects Symposium sessions and all social events
€ 743,4


  • 50% from registration fee will be charged as cancellation fee until July 09, 2024.
  • No reimbursement for cancellations after July 09, 2024.
  • Author or participant substitution is allowed.